Hi - I am back making beads! It's hard when the kids are home from school all summer - I'm lucky to get a couple hours in, in the morning, before the asking and fighting begins! Here's a new set I put up on my etsy site tonight - hopefully I'll be getting more pairs and small sets up there soon. I'll also have a couple auctions going up on ebay tomorrow night. I like to list on Thursdays and Sundays! I'm going to Niagara Falls this weekend - I've never been there! Can you believe it? I live in Pennsylvania! The kids are going to DC with their dad - they should have fun too. It will be nice that all the storms have finally passed! I hope you all have a great weekend, too!
Months ago, I took a class at ArtBliss given by Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire. It involved learning how to make torch-fired enamel beads. I loved it - as you may be able to guess. Barbara did teach us how to fuse items into a flat pendant, but we didn't spend a lot of time on that process, as the day seemed to go so fast! I was making enameled pieces the other night, and due to my own ineptness (remember the big toe burn???) I was able to fuse these two pieces together totally by accident. Now of course, it isn't a usable piece. However, now that I know how to do it, I can see some pieces like this in my future! I can't wait to get more copper cutouts!